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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2010
    I have a mustache and a fine one it is, too. It would hardly be out of place in the Old West, where, if Kate Beaton teaches us anything, men used the power of their mustaches (and occasionally beards) to win wars and tame continents.

    Now, some people don't like mustaches. But a cursory glance around Whitechapel will reveal that there are many fine mustaches, good enough to win wars and etc. In fact, I'd guess that a majority of male Whitechapellians have some sort of facial hair.

    So, the question is : why do you have a mustache? In my case, it's because 1) I've always wanted one since I was a kid (I've also always wanted to be named "James" but that's a different story), 2)I have a small scar in my mustacheular area and the mustache covers it up nicely, 3) I don't like shaving there and 4) it's my personal tribute to the magic, mystery and music of Mr. Frank Zappa.

    And ladies, I'd love to hear your thoughts on mustaches and why you love/hate them. The comments are for commenting.
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2010
    Once I was able to grow one - I kept it. More thoughts on why later.

    Bosses seem to hate the Omega 'stache. And beards.
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    As of last week, I had a several months old beard, that extended about three inches below my chin. Last week, I decided I wanted a handlebar mustache, and shaved it all off. I mean, when I got down to the mustache, I realized it was uneven, and like so many ameteur self-barbers before me, I messed it up until I had to go clean shaven.

    Having spent months without being able to see my face, and also having spent the last several years with some sort of facial hair, now to stare at my face in the mirror for the first time in years and see my actual face... It's a bit uncomfortable.

    I turn 31 next Friday, and in the mirror I look about ten years younger. People at work compliment me and say I look better, but since I hate most of these people and think that they are idiots, that really doesn't make me feel any better.

    I don't want to look younger, the beard (and goatee I'm concentrating very hard on growing back) gave me some extra confidence, made me look my age (or older, depending on who you asked), and somewhat hid my expressions from others.

    Also, my girlfriend liked it. I gotta grow it back, man.
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2010
    I like them on certain people - I have a few friends who started growing them and it was just... no. bad.

    I bought myself a wooly moustache. it's small and a pushbroom style. I might save up and get myself a nice walrus 'stache in the future, but the one I have now fits my face nicely.
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2010
    @govspy - grow it back! Everything's better with mustaches. (Asisde - is it 'mustaches' or 'moustaches'? I guess it depends on what part of the galaxy you're from.)

    @ glukkake - nice.
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2010
    I've been toying with the concept of a Fu Manchu. We shall see.
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2010
    @Fauxhammer - I'm actually slowly going Fu Manchu. I keep accidentally trimming it, though so I have more of a Selleck-Plus or cowboy 'stache.
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    I'm growing one for Movember [I'm a cad and a band-wagon hunter, what can I say - hate me, I can take it] as I was challenged to by my workmates after I grew a hefty beard for a performance.

    I am intrigued to know what I'll look like with one and so I propose a round of 'Mo Photos' [mo in all its senses] on this very blog.

    Give me about a week/a fortnight as I shaved all the hair of my beard off completely but when mine is full enough, I will definitely post pictures.
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    Oh god. That reminds me of the seasonal growing of beards by coworkers for the hunting season. Some of it's good, some of its bad, and sometimes it turns out just hilarious.
    Some people were not meant to sport facial hair....
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2010
    I have spent a total of three weeks fully shaved in the last six years. It's not right for me to be beardless. I have hair on my face. That's really pretty much it.

    I'm entirely unclear as to why I feel so strongly about this, but I'm always glad to have comrades in facial hair, not least in our venerable Uncle Warren.
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeOct 13th 2010
    The hubby has quite impressive facial hair, I think:
    The Hubby
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    Good God!

    Give that man a medal. That takes some serious balls...and time - a lot of time. :)
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2010
    Actually, his grows rather fast. He shaved his face once to show me. Within a few weeks, he had quite a bit of a beard back.

    The only hair that doesn't grow quite so well for him (aside from head hair) is his mustache. It used to be long enough to wax the ends, but it won't grow in as thick and long anymore. His beard, on the other hand, grows quite quickly.